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ABC, NBC mum on why gay wedding on Rose Bowl float wasn't part of TV coverage
CNS News ^ | 01/03/2014 | Penny Starr

Posted on 01/04/2014 8:19:50 PM PST by NetAddicted

(CNSNews.com) – The two television networks – ABC and NBC – that covered the 2014 Tournament of Roses parade live on Jan. 1 are not saying why the wedding of two men atop the AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s float was not part of their programming viewed by more than 60 million people around the world.

When CNSNews.com asked whether the wedding was covered and, if not, why not, ABC’s press office said there would be no official statement about the event and cited technical issues. NBC did not respond to the questions.

ABC ran a news article about the gay wedding on Jan. 1 saying the two homosexual men were “making history.”

“One hundred twenty-five years of tradition collided with change and controversy as the Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif., today included a gay marriage ceremony on a float,” the article stated. “The theme of the parade was ‘Dreams Come True,’ and they evidently did for Danny LeClair and Aubrey Loots.”

The local paper in Pasadena, Calif., where the parade takes place each year, posted a story online with the headline: TV Stations Cut Away From Gay Marriage During Rose Parade.”

“Did you miss the gay wedding aboard the AIDS Healthcare Foundation float during the 125th Rose Parade?” the Jan. 1 article on the Pasadena Star News website states. “You're not alone.

“Multiple TV stations cut away from the float quickly or entirely during the Wednesday morning live broadcast,” the article stated. “Many took to Twitter to express their feelings about the decision.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnsnews.com ...


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KEYWORDS: abc; california; fdrq; homosexuality; memebuilding; nbc; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; pasadena
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Haven't seen the official TV ratings, yet.
1 posted on 01/04/2014 8:19:50 PM PST by NetAddicted
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To: NetAddicted

Yes, even ABC and NBC realize gay marriage is just wrong!


2 posted on 01/04/2014 8:21:01 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: NetAddicted

Even the homophiles have their limits...


3 posted on 01/04/2014 8:22:32 PM PST by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: NetAddicted

Obviously the MSM is HOMOPHOBIC!!!!


4 posted on 01/04/2014 8:23:42 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: The_Media_never_lie

There is no such thing as gay “marriage”. Unions of any sort between two willing sodomites is anything but a marriage; it’s an abomination.


5 posted on 01/04/2014 8:24:02 PM PST by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

No, they thought they’d lose even more viewers if they showed it.


6 posted on 01/04/2014 8:24:14 PM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

They saw what happened to A&E...


7 posted on 01/04/2014 8:24:42 PM PST by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: NetAddicted

Is it possible networks are getting tired of giving the finger to everyday Americans?


8 posted on 01/04/2014 8:27:03 PM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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To: NetAddicted

Because they were afraid the lovely couple would choose to consummate it, right then and there?


9 posted on 01/04/2014 8:28:06 PM PST by NonValueAdded (It's not the penalty, it's the lack of coverage on 1 Jan. Think about it.)
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To: NetAddicted

Piss off fags


10 posted on 01/04/2014 8:28:06 PM PST by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: NetAddicted
FWIW there WAS a segment on either the national news or a magazine show that showed the two guys kissing on top of the float.

IIRC it was NBC but i'm not positive. Could have been CBS because Mrs p6 tends to have that on in the mornings.

11 posted on 01/04/2014 8:28:46 PM PST by prisoner6 (FREEDOM)
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To: NetAddicted

We didn’t watch the Rose parade because we decided to pass on the Gaystapo’s “In Your Face, America!” moment.


12 posted on 01/04/2014 8:30:07 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (The Truth Is Out There. Just don't let anyone know that you're looking for it.)
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To: NetAddicted
viewed by more than 60 million people around the world

Were they afraid of al-Qaeda, Hamas, Iran's mullahs, etc.?

13 posted on 01/04/2014 8:30:07 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: NetAddicted

In this day in day and age the networks can get instant rating sample. They must have seen that the ratings were low and they decided to not show the wedding.


14 posted on 01/04/2014 8:30:19 PM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: NetAddicted

> “Multiple TV stations cut away from the float quickly or entirely during the Wednesday morning live broadcast,” the article stated. “Many took to Twitter to express their feelings about the decision.

And they would had have 90 + times the tweets and Facebook posts against it if they would have aired it. This is just speculation, but I’m willing to bet that the sponsors told them not to air it after the other past failed attempts at promoting sodomy and boycotts of other spnsors that have ensued the past year. Sorry to break it to them but the normal people will never accept homosexuality as normal. That doesn’t mean we’re going to be hurling stones at them. Hell I’d help a gay person if they needed food or ran out of gas. Just can’t stand the flamers and activists (which seem to be the same).


15 posted on 01/04/2014 8:30:34 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: NetAddicted

Yeah, I had some technical difficulties as well during that parade. My TV just wouldn’t turn to that channel. It was the darndest thing. I wonder what I missed.


16 posted on 01/04/2014 8:30:55 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: GOPJ
"Is it possible networks are getting tired of giving the finger to everyday Americans?"

They may just realize ...that its just not in THEIR best interests... to SHOW their contempt for Normal Americans.

I doubt theyve had a change of heart


17 posted on 01/04/2014 8:34:37 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( a Safe..and Sane....2014 To All!)
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To: NetAddicted
FDRQ delenda est...
18 posted on 01/04/2014 8:34:47 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: SamAdams76

sadly it was streamed over the local station in Pasadena...I saw it on the web.

it was surreal...and thankfully quite abbreviated


19 posted on 01/04/2014 8:35:38 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( a Safe..and Sane....2014 To All!)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

>> Yes, even ABC and NBC realize gay marriage is just wrong!

Disney, Comcast, and GE prolly not ready to force it up America’s rectum.


20 posted on 01/04/2014 8:36:48 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: miss marmelstein; cableguymn

I was only joking about ABC and NBC knowing gay marriage was just wrong. They are pro gay marriage 100%.

They are only afraid of pushing too far, too fast. And, it will happen. Their viewers will revolt and punish their sponsors. Just a matter of time, watch.

Marriage is between a man and a woman, no mater what a liberal judge says. I respect people who want to live private, different life styles. However, marriage cannot be redefined. Goes against nature.


21 posted on 01/04/2014 8:38:48 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

ditto


22 posted on 01/04/2014 8:39:22 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: NetAddicted
Many took to Twitter to express their feelings about the decision.

They wont be using the word "buttsore" as that's a normal daily occurance for them.

23 posted on 01/04/2014 8:39:28 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: NetAddicted

I saw it, being a geezer I always watch KTLA who covered it with little fanfare.


24 posted on 01/04/2014 8:39:40 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: Gene Eric

ABC and NBC realize it is against its financial interests. :)


25 posted on 01/04/2014 8:39:44 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

No, they’re scared to death about the truth: most people do not like all this f a g marriage garbage. They were scared to offend too many people.

But apparently the parade committee was not.


26 posted on 01/04/2014 8:40:03 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: NetAddicted
The local paper also noted in another Jan. 1 article that the AIDS float – made to resemble a giant wedding cake with the two men as toppers -- earned the Isabella Coleman Award for the “Best Presentation of Color & Color Harmony Through Floral Use.”

How sweet.

27 posted on 01/04/2014 8:41:03 PM PST by gitmo (If your theology doesn't become your biography, what good is it?)
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To: NetAddicted

After the Duck Dynasty problems I think both networks were afraid to take any chances.


28 posted on 01/04/2014 8:41:11 PM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: Gene Eric

We had the parade on HGTV for some reason. That network is as gay friendly as they come and even though they showed the float, they way underplayed the coverage. I found that very interesting.


29 posted on 01/04/2014 8:42:08 PM PST by rickomatic
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To: NetAddicted

I refused to watch the Rose Parade, I have watched it in the past but I refused to watch them glorify such disgusting behavior. How about a float with a man and a woman getting married..oh good heavens no, they would never allow that! But they allow two fudge packers to get “married” on a float, disgusting! Oh and Im sorry but I dont care how many times they say it same sex “Marriage” is NOT marriage and never will be, period!


30 posted on 01/04/2014 8:42:14 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: NetAddicted

Well, the degeneracy lobby, either through accident or some weird random act of decency by the MSM, lost another chance to propagandize. After the Duck Dynasty debacle, too much more of this and we’ll have to break open the champagne.


31 posted on 01/04/2014 8:42:47 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

I didn’t bother to watch the Rose Bowl Parade, and will never watch it in the future as a consequence of their imprimatur on degeneracy. Thanks NetAddicted.


32 posted on 01/04/2014 8:42:53 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: The_Media_never_lie
Yes, even ABC and NBC realize gay marriage is just wrong!

Nope. They realized that a large part of the country thinks it's just wrong, and sick.

33 posted on 01/04/2014 8:44:05 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: the OlLine Rebel
No, they’re scared to death about the truth: most people do not like all this f a g marriage garbage. They were scared to offend too many people.

Yes, exactly. They are afraid, and soon they will have to choose between offending their gay friends and their financial interests. Will be interesting.

I predict they will push too far, and their will be a big backlash affecting their sponsors. This could have been it, but they blinked.

34 posted on 01/04/2014 8:45:28 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: South40

I agree! And God damns such an abomination!


35 posted on 01/04/2014 8:45:48 PM PST by rawhide
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To: ETL
Yes, even ABC and NBC realize gay marriage is just wrong!

Nope. They realized that a large part of the country thinks it's just wrong, and sick.

Yes, forgive me; I was just having a little fun. They are 100% pro gay, and it will blow up in their (and their sponsors) faces!

36 posted on 01/04/2014 8:47:48 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: NetAddicted

The Aids charity that sponsored the float probably spent up to $100,000 on the float with the hope of getting some return for their advertising money and two major networks cut them out. Sucks for them.


37 posted on 01/04/2014 8:55:37 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: NetAddicted

I did not watch the parade for the first time in 20 years because of the Homosexual wedding. I think I will skip it again next year.


38 posted on 01/04/2014 8:56:39 PM PST by TaxPayer2000
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To: NetAddicted

I missed it for nothing then....

Wonder what the ratings were?...really were....?


39 posted on 01/04/2014 8:58:10 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Per Wikipedia, the Rose Parade hosted one hetero marriage in its history.

Last year - 2013.

So, it appears to me the hetero marriage in 2013 was a setup for the homo sham in 2014.

I did not watch - and I am highly unlikely to EVER watch another Rose Bowl Parade.

I’m about as fed up as I can be...


40 posted on 01/04/2014 9:01:30 PM PST by MortMan ("Marriage" as a legal concept is the state piggy backing on the Church.)
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To: NetAddicted; All

maybe the wedding wasn’t shown but they sure did show the float...

i didn’t know what the hell it was- two ugly guys waving like crazy with a black female pastor on top of this float...then al roker starts talking how the float was sponsored by “the xyz group for social justice” and i remembered reading the story here...


41 posted on 01/04/2014 9:08:48 PM PST by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: Vendome

Dunno how long they usually take to post. It’s been 4 days, so far.


42 posted on 01/04/2014 9:13:07 PM PST by NetAddicted (Just looking)
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To: God luvs America

Don’t you find it ironic that they were aboard the AIDS float? To me, this was a reminder to all a very strong possibility of the consequences of their “gay” lifestyle.


43 posted on 01/04/2014 9:16:18 PM PST by Catsrus (A)
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To: NetAddicted

Two words. Phil Robertson.


44 posted on 01/04/2014 9:17:31 PM PST by upsdriver
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To: bmwcyle

Wonder why they haven’t posted ratings for the parade yet?


45 posted on 01/04/2014 9:18:26 PM PST by NetAddicted (Just looking)
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To: NetAddicted

does anyone really care?


46 posted on 01/04/2014 9:19:58 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: rawhide; All
And God damns such an abomination!

Aug 31, 2005: Scheduled was the "Southern Decadence" annual party the homosexuals have in New Orleans...http://www.southerndecadence.com/events2005.htm

And on Aug 29, 2005, what strikes New Orleans? (Hurricane Katrina)

47 posted on 01/04/2014 9:27:59 PM PST by Colofornian
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To: upsdriver

I hope someone tells him that. Maybe he’ll speak up MORE!!


48 posted on 01/04/2014 9:28:31 PM PST by NetAddicted (Just looking)
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To: NetAddicted

We did not watch it this year.


49 posted on 01/04/2014 9:36:35 PM PST by funfan
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Same here.


50 posted on 01/04/2014 9:38:25 PM PST by funfan
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